- for or during the night: to stay overnight.
- on or during the previous evening: Preparations were made overnight.
- very quickly; suddenly: New suburbs sprang up overnight.
- done, made, occurring, or continuing during the night: an overnight stop; an overnight decision.
- staying for one night: a group of overnight guests.
- designed to be used on a trip or for a journey lasting one night or only a few nights.
- intended for delivery on the next day: overnight letters; an overnight package.
- valid for one night: The corporal got an overnight pass.
- occurring suddenly or within a very short time: a comedian who became an overnight sensation.
- Informal. an overnight stay or trip: Our daughter had an overnight at a friend's house.
- Informal. a permit for overnight absence, as from a college dormitory: She had an overnight the night of the prom.
- the previous evening.
- to have an overnight stay or trip: We'll overnight in Denver, then fly on to San Diego.
Origin of overnight
Related Words for overnightlimited, short-lived, brief, makeshift, interim, transitory, provisional, momentary, tactical, trek, outing, expedition, travel, swing, trip, course, road, circuit, cruise, excursion
Examples from the Web for overnight
Contemporary Examples of overnight
I remember all our music appeared on Spotify overnight, without anybody asking us.Belle & Sebastian Aren’t So Shy Anymore
January 7, 2015
The quandary of whether to freeze eggs or not could become irrelevant overnight.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
It took 12 hours to rescue just 100 passengers overnight Sunday.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
Overnight on a New York City street, two artists might be creating their latest photo set, made entirely from discarded items.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
After last night's dinner, Will and Kate, still in evening dress, were whisked to JFK airport for an overnight flight home.Kate and William's Glamorous $2m New York Send Off
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of overnight
Mrs. Bines, so complacent overnight, was the most disconsolate one of the group.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
After she had gone he kept on coming more than ever, and he stayed overnight.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Soak the beans overnight and then parboil them in soda water.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
And quiet—quiet to gloom, did the inn, so noisy overnight, seem by morning.Night and Morning, Complete
It was closed, barred, and curtained, just as it had been overnight.Casanova's Homecoming
- for the duration of the nightwe stopped overnight
- in or as if in the course of one night; suddenlythe situation changed overnight
- done in, occurring in, or lasting the nightan overnight stop
- staying for one nightovernight guests
- lasting one nightan overnight trip; an overnight bank loan
- for use during a single nightovernight clothes
- occurring in or as if in the course of one night; suddenan overnight victory
- to stay the night